vrijdag 24 juni 2011

The Eskimo Cook Book

The Eskimo Cook Book is a collection of recipes brought together by children at the Shismaref Day School in 1952 and published as a booklet by the 'Alaska Crippled Children's Association'. It's a lovely little book filled with 'simple but honest' dishes that give a unique insight in how food is also culture. It is all the more remarkable (and revealing) for the way the children wrote the recipes down, as you can see for yourself below. I particularly like the way the letters on the cover are left to dry like pieces of salmon. The pictures are not all equally sharp but you can read them, click to enlarge.


2 opmerkingen:

  1. Thanks for this. I've been wanting to see this again for years; an old friend has a copy but she's in Alaska now. My favorites were always Eskimo Ice Cream and Oogruk Flippers. It's funny because I could have sworn the recipe for the flippers included burying them in the ground.

  2. How is this an Eskimo cookbook? Where did Eskimos get sugar from? That's a very recent addition, and very non-Eskimo.